28 days in Queensland Itinerary

28 days in Queensland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Queensland trip planner

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Fly to Hervey Bay, Ferry to Kingfisher Bay, Fraser Island, Drive to Fraser Island
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Fraser Island
— 2 nights
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Drive to Fraser Island Kingfisher Bay, Ferry to River Heads, Drive to Hervey Bay
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Hervey Bay
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cairns
— 6 nights
Drive
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Port Douglas
— 3 nights
Fly
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Longreach
— 2 nights
Fly
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Brisbane
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gold Coast
— 4 nights
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Fraser Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): delve into the lush surroundings at Central Station Rainforest and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake McKenzie. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Eli Creek and then kick back and relax at Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Fraser Island road trip planning tool.

Brisbane to Fraser Island is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight, ferry, and car. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In June in Fraser Island, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Hervey Bay.

Things to do in Fraser Island

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Hervey Bay

— 4 nights
With the largest population in the Fraser Coast Region, Hervey Bay is a hub of activity.
Hervey Bay Historical Village & Museum and Maryborough City Hall are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Bundaberg Rum Distillery and Off-Road Tours. Explore Hervey Bay's surroundings by going to Bundaberg (Alexandra Park Zoo & Bundaberg Botanic Gardens). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to The Pier, stop by Harbour Gift Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Hervey Bay Botanic Gardens, and explore the landscape on two wheels at Esplanade.

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Traveling by combination of car and ferry from Fraser Island to Hervey Bay takes 5 hours. In June in Hervey Bay, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Cairns.

Things to do in Hervey Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Cairns

— 6 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Crystal Caves and The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Trinity Beach and Mission Beach. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Malanda Falls (in Malanda), Skydiving (in Mission Beach) and Kuranda (Birdworld Kuranda, Australian Butterfly Sanctuary, &more). Next up on the itinerary: meet some fierce fish with a shark diving experience, look for all kinds of wild species at Atherton Tablelands, meet the residents at Cairns Aquarium, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Cairns Aquarium.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Cairns online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Hervey Bay to Cairns by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, Cairns is a bit warmer than Hervey Bay - with highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 19:

Port Douglas

— 3 nights
A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Agincourt Reef and Sunday Market Port Douglas. Venture out of the city with trips to Opalbar (in Mount Molloy) and Daintree National Park (in Cape Tribulation). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Opal Reef and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Port Douglas visit app.

Drive from Cairns to Port Douglas in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Longreach.

Things to do in Port Douglas

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 22:

Longreach

— 2 nights
Longreach is a town in Central West Queensland, Australia approximately 700km from the coast, west of Rockhampton. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at QANTAS Founders Museum and then explore the activities along Lake Eyre Basin. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Longreach Powerhouse and Historical Museum, examine the collection at Australian Stockman's Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, and then take in the exciting artwork at Outback Pics.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Longreach online vacation planner.

You can fly from Port Douglas to Longreach in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Port Douglas in June, Longreach is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Brisbane.

Things to do in Longreach

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Brisbane

— 6 nights

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Mooloolaba Beach and Peregian Beach. Shop till you drop at The Original Eumundi Markets and State Library Of Queensland. Explore Brisbane's surroundings by going to Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mooloolaba), Caloundra Lighthouses (in Kings Beach) and Discover Eumundi Heritage & Visitor Centre (in Eumundi). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Museum of Brisbane, admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery, snap pictures at Story Bridge, and pause for some photo ops at Anzac Square & Memorial Galleries.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Brisbane trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Longreach to Brisbane takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Longreach in June, expect nights in Brisbane to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 30:

Gold Coast

— 4 nights
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Step off the beaten path and head to Burleigh Heads Beach and Coolangatta Beach. Head to Harbour Town Premium Outlets and Robina Town Centrefor plenty of shopping. Spend the 3rd (Fri) exploring nature at Natural Bridge. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, try out the rides at Infinity Attraction, look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park, and enjoy breathtaking views from SkyPoint Climb.

For more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gold Coast trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Brisbane to Gold Coast in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. June in Gold Coast sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.